Please join us on Wednesday, May 13, for an end-of-the-year roundtable discussion between the Narrative Medicine and Oral History departments. The session will be held in Lewisohn Hall 212A from 6 PM - 8 PM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Forging Collaboration and Continuity: A Conversation between Oral History and Narrative Medicine
Sharing themes of storytelling and listening, the disciplines of Narrative Medicine and Oral History have a long history of collaboration. As more students cross-register and interdisciplinary ties continue to be strengthened, this roundtable discussion hopes to delve deeper into the intersectionality and collaborative potential of these fields. Jonathan Chou (Narrative Medicine ’15) and Cameron Vanderscoff (Oral History ’15) will co-facilitate, beginning with a review of the disciplines’ theoretical links as well as past moments of collaboration. Erica Fugger (Oral History '14) will discuss the ways in which the Oral History program has structurally enhanced support systems and networks for its graduates. All students, alumni, and faculty are invited to discuss how collaboration can be continued into the next year.
What can narrative medicine learn from the practice of oral history? How can oral history interviewing be enhanced through a study of narrative medicine? How can the two graduate programs work together on an institutional level? What kinds of projects are possible together?
This event is co-sponsored by the Critical Narrative Medicine Alliance and the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association.